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Enjoy! January 2006 Happy New Year Another year has come to an end. This has been a year filled with laughs, smiles, tears, pain, love, reflections, discoveries,

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1 Enjoy! January 2006 Happy New Year Another year has come to an end. This has been a year filled with laughs, smiles, tears, pain, love, reflections, discoveries, accomplishments and many successes. “If any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold all things become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Professional Accomplishment: “First African-American to reign as Administrator for DaimlerChrysler – Newark Assembly Plant in 56 years of existence.” Favorite Moment Hearing my Eighteen Year Old Son say, “Thank you for never giving up on me - even though I was not always the best kid” ….and knowing that he wasn’t the worst – and now he is becoming the best “Man” he can be – as he has made a commitment to serve God and his country! I believe that God is preparing me for my destiny and my life is in His hands. When you walk in His purpose, you may not always like the places that you go, but believing that where you are is just preparation for where you are going, is all about His greatness! As I embark upon this New Year, I am so very thankful for friends, family, choice, understanding and the ability to overcome. On the next page you will find my mission statement, as well as a writing derived from a personal experience that aided in my transformation. My belief is that others can be released from pain, struggle and other calamities through another’s journey. My only request is that you read with an open mind and an open heart - :-) “Sistah Quote” Being Sympathetic is a far greater trait than being Empathetic because it allows you to be understanding towards another being in situations that you may never have experienced.” - Lorie McEachin “Getting to the Good Part” Life offers many challenges and so often we are in a rush to get to the “Good Part”. I was recently reminded of this during Church Service – lead by a 23 year 0ld African American Male. Though young at heart, he was powerful in Spirit. “Sometimes we have to go through the bad to appreciate the good.” Your current situation does not dictate your future, in essence it prepares you for the next level. - Rev. Henry Green, Jr. Newark, Delaware Dela – where? Many may ask that question, for those of you that travel in the Northern hemisphere of I-95, you know it as the 10 mile stretch between New Jersey and Maryland. Delaware is known as the “Small Wonder”, and I am sure that many of you are wondering what brought me here. One word “God”, He’s powerful and is the Overseer of all things. Last year delivered many trials and tribulations - exhausting my state of mind. Through prayer and much meditation, I was lead to this new area where my life has taken flight. I am simply the co-pilot, but the sky is the limit. I am fully convinced that this is where I am supposed to be at this very moment. It has little to do with what I want, but what God has for me. I’ve been living in Delaware for the past 18 months and it has been a reaffirmation of belief and faith. This has truly been a season of character growth. Sistah Circular V olume 1, Issue 1 Editor: Lorie McEachin

2 Mission Statement: I will do my best to motivate, encourage, and support others, even if it means exposing myself through personal testimony. – Lorie McEachin This presentation will probably involve audience discussion, which will create action items. Use PowerPoint to keep track of these action items during your presentation In Slide Show, click on the right mouse button Select “Meeting Minder” Select the “Action Items” tab Type in action items as they come up Click OK to dismiss this box This will automatically create an Action Item slide at the end of your presentation with your points entered Picks: Favorite Movie: “Crash” Favorite CD: Raheem DeVaughn “The Love Experience Favorite Book: “Purpose Driven Life” Favorite Quote: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more or become more, you are a Leader.” - John Quincy Adams Monthly Contributions: Sistah Circular’s purpose will be to share individual expressions, special moments, occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, births, marriage, etc.), upcoming events, accomplishments, and health news. Comments, suggestions and/or monthly news may be sent to: Lorie S. McEachin 5 Leader Drive Newark, DE This Enigma Feeling the pain of this mystery called Love. Soul searching, Soul burning, on fire with the thoughts of mistreatment, disrespect, manipulation, love, hate, anger, resentment and I could go on. Heart beating faster, then slower, slower then faster, just like the roller coaster I had been on for the past few years. Questioning why I had taken this particular journey. Giving in to misguided emotions….was it about Feelings or Flesh, I still wonder. I expected Good from Evil, Sense from Nonsense, what was I thinking, as I continued on a path of destruction? All the while believing that a “Dream Defined” would be born, but all I got was a “Dream Deferred”…..my Dreams, my Goals, my Vision. Trying to use my own sense of manipulation to get US where I thought WE should be. Not realizing his Dream was not of ME and what I wanted or what I needed. I searched for better days. All I got was sleepless nights. Tears on my pillow, no shoulder to cry on, nor hands to hold on to. I had to be the pillar of Strength, the Comforter, the Confidant, the Nurturer, yet I am labeled the Coward. Why, because I left It and him behind. If these are attributes of a Coward, then I assume that Role, so I know who I am, how do I classify him? Never once did I question his feelings of hurt, nor anger. My feelings didn’t matter; after all it did happen to me. I thought I had lost it all, I was no longer whole, I was in pieces. Yet, there was no peace. Peace was a place I had once known, it was there that I rested and found Strength, Hope and Refuge. Even in my own home I felt strangled, I couldn’t breathe, choking on reality, stifled by torment. Constantly being reminded of past transgressions committed against me, even God forgives, so I waited and waited and waited. Still there was no forgiveness, no empathy, no understanding for my pain. In an effort to reclaim my life, I regained my composure and pledged to make my days count. Days that no man had given, and no man can take away. Living with thoughts of a tragic situation that I refused to let define my life. Vowing that there would be no more questioning of my integrity, no more attacks on my Spirit, no more robbing me of Joy, no more assassinations of my Character, no more pleading for forgiveness….JUST NO MORE!..... Never forgetting, just rebuilding what once was. No more wondering about how life would have been. No more thoughts of what life would be like on the other side. My life has been spared for a reason and my purpose is far greater than a moment in time… derived from jealousy, envy, selfishness & cruelty. I Let Go and Let God. Trusting in His word, I found Peace, Comfort, Strength, Courage and Wisdom. Peace within Myself, Comfort in this cruel world, Strength to stand upright with an elevated head, Courage to begin a New Journey, and Wisdom to understand that with Him Anything is possible, but without Him Nothing is possible. I am Good, I am Happy and I know Who’s Who in My Life… Me & God- being the head of it all! Sistah Aha! Moment “Realizing that your most fierce Enemy is your Greatest Motivation” - Lorie


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